West LA College


West LA College


A small skateboard get together was held at West LA College in Culver City, CA. The college is about 10 minutes from LAX. In fact the hotel I stayed in, only a couple of minutes from the college, is an airport hotel.

The college is situated on a hill. There are several roads running through the college that provide some nice courses. Two of the roads, that weren't that steep were used for inline and skateboard. But one road was about two tenths of a mile long, and fairly steep. The road was a straight shot into the parking lot. The parking lot had several islands in it, after hitting the bottom of the hill, the course made a right after the first island, and then a left hand U-turn around the next island.

Sunday, Nov 19

The festivities started at 9, sort of. Since the event was low key, people were just started to arrive.

As more people showed up, everyone tried to show off their boards.

Slalom practice started fairly early, so I was able to get a few shots in.

But thankfully Darren was there with an extra board and a trucks.

I didn't last very long in the race, in fact I don't think I ever managed to pull the entire race off. The last turn was a bit hairy as there were roots growing under the pavement. I got a few shots of some of the racing. Gravity bikes were there in full force.

Yeah there were a lot of them, a butt board race, a couple of bike races, inline and several skateboard races.

At the end of the a bunch of gathered for a group shot, both of my boards are in there somewhere.

WLAC was a blast. It was a mellow race, without any stress. Fun was had by all. I can't wait to go again.